Here you can find notes about things I discover or learn but are not (yet) worth a full-length post.

Peak Design has released a humorous video highlighting the main differences between their Everyday Sling bag and Amazon’s. As someone who has that product by Peak Design, even looking at the straps of the clone just hurts. It’s like it had been designed to look in the front like Peak Design’s bag but everything that makes the Everyday Sling a great bag has been left out.

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: bags

A bit of context first: Austria is currently pushing for a document with which citizens can proof (e.g. to restaurants etc.) that they have been inoculated. The proposed system for that is highly complicated, though, and includes mirroring the personal health data of citizens into multiple systems owned by various departments of the government.

To put it mildly, this is a mess and most likely not compliant with the GDPR. Now the Elga Gbmh. (who handle the electronic health record system in Austria) and various NGOs have compiled a list of complaints regarding the proposed system.

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: covid19 privacy austria politics

Element is now offering a new hosting plan including a dedicated Matrix home server with custom and 5 accounts for $10 per month. That’s actually quite a nice offering in case you don’t want to invest the time in setting up and maintaining your own server and still want to get yourself and your family onto Matrix with their own domain.

Posted on by Horst Gutmann Tags: matrix messenging hosting decentralized